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Environment
10:13 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Milwaukee Considers Using Abandoned Basements to Hold Storm Water

Rather than just filling in former basements, the city wants to create covered spaces that could hold and absorb storm water.

Planners want to funnel storm water into basements of razed houses. The spaces would be filled in, yet hold water, when the sewer system is overrun.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

UWM's Freshwater School Shares Its Fish With Milwaukee County Zoo Animals

Alaskan Brown Bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
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Thanks to a partnership with UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences, bears, seals and jaguars at the Milwaukee County Zoo can now go fishing and feast on their catch.

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Ex Fabula
9:00 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Ex Fabula: Stories of Comfort Food from Fondy Farmers Market

Credit Fondy Farmers Market

Ex Fabula's Leah Delaney joins Bruce Winter in the studio for Ex Fabula's weekly WUWM@Nite segment.

Milwaukee's Ex Fabula is most well known for their StorySlams, but their community outreach goes far beyond their monthly events.

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Politics & Government
5:52 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Senators Refuse to Attend Candidates Forum

State Sens. Glenn Grothman and Joe Liebham say they won't participate in a candidate forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

A couple Republican candidates in Wisconsin plan to boycott a debate – because the sponsor is the League of Women Voters.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Walker Outpaces Burke in Campaign Fundraising

Gov. Walker's cash on hand total is three times that of Mary Burke's

New figures show Gov. Scott Walker's campaign raised twice as much as Mary Burke's, during the first half of 2014.

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Economy & Business
4:06 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Coffeehouse Aimed at Veterans, Fosters Sense of Community

Dryhootch offers more than a warm cup of jo, but it's a place for veterans to connect.
Credit Courtesy Dryhootch

Back in 2010, a coffee shop opened near the corner of Brady Street and Humboldt Avenue, a shop that remains unique even amid the city’s blossoming coffee scene.

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Arts & Culture
2:09 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Umbrella Group Hopes 'God of Carnage' Smiles on New Production

Umbrella Group Milwaukee’s “God of Carnage”
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Umbrella Group Milwaukee director Bo Johnson, along with actors Libby Amato, Anna Figlesthaler, and Jason Will, and by stage manager Erin Eggers.

When you’re a kid, what happens on the playground, stays on the playground. Unless, of course, what happens on the playground is an injury. And that’s when parents often get involved.

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Politics & Government
11:52 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Faith-Based Network Demands Wisconsin Adjust Its Corrections System

The religious coalition WISDOM is delivering demands Wednesday to the Department of Corrections, including that it consider parole for 3,000 inmates.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Border Crisis: Milwaukee Organization to Help House Immigrant Children, if Needed

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
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Catholic Charities Executive Director Fr. David Bergner and Immigration Attorney Barbara Graham talked with WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl about FEMA’s request for help.

As undocumented children continue arriving at the US-Mexico border, FEMA has asked a Milwaukee agency to stand by – in case it’s needed.

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Politics & Government
12:53 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Woman Accuses Milwaukee Sheriff's Department of Framing Her to Protect Deputy

Tanya Weyker has filed a civil rights complaint against Sheriff David Clarke and deputies, claiming they withheld video of a crash that broke her neck.

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